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Tenaya Peak

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Elevation: 10,301'
Location: 37.8302, -119.439 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Greg Barnes on Dec 20, 2006
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Bouldring near Tenaya lake

Description 

The sweeping peak above Tenaya Lake, known for its easy 5th-class NW buttress.


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Tenaya Peak:
Northwest Buttress   5.3 3+ 10 III VD 3a     Trad, 5 pitches, 1400'   
Tenaya, Matthes, Cathedral Traverse   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, 7500'   
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John Dalbey on Tenaya Peak

Northwest Buttress 5.3 3+ 10 III VD 3a  CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Tenaya Peak
Low down there really is not one best way to go. Just up. From a large ledge halfway up the face, the ridge starts to lead the the west side. Most will simul-climb or solo the bottom 3/4. Up high you can make it easy or hard. We stayed on the right side of the ridge and belayed on great ledges (kept some pitches short because this route has some loose rock). I think that you can find a 5.8 pitch out left just before the summit, but this looked loose. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Company at start of climb
Company at start of climb
Taken a few days after the opening of Tioga Pass in Juneuary 2011.
Taken a few days after the opening of Tioga Pass i...
The view of Stately Pleasure Dome across Tenaya Lake as you return to the parking area after the descent.
The view of Stately Pleasure Dome across Tenaya La...
The view from the summit.  Yellow line shows approach from the parking lot, across the woods, meadow and creek to the toe of the buttress above the lower main ledge.  June 2007.
BETA PHOTO: The view from the summit. Yellow line shows appro...
Snow on the line of Tenaya Buttress, June 16, 2008.
Snow on the line of Tenaya Buttress, June 16, 2008...
wife Having fun on Tenaya Peak
wife Having fun on Tenaya Peak
lunch ledge - here we roped up for the crux pitch
lunch ledge - here we roped up for the crux pitch
Above the lower ledge, looking down.  Dead center, their raised arms acknowledging the moment, are my two partners.  Tenaya. June 2007.
BETA PHOTO: Above the lower ledge, looking down. Dead center,...
Tenaya Peak from Tenaya Lake
Tenaya Peak from Tenaya Lake
Tenaya Peak, Tenaya Lake, and a picturesque boulder
Tenaya Peak, Tenaya Lake, and a picturesque boulde...
Route follows line of least resistance up those sunny slabs.
BETA PHOTO: Route follows line of least resistance up those su...
Tenaya Peak.  Getting closer.  Just before crossing snowfield runoff.  June 2007. (It was a lean winter.)
BETA PHOTO: Tenaya Peak. Getting closer. Just before crossin...
Tenaya Peak from South Crack
Tenaya Peak from South Crack
Tenaya Peak at Sunset.
Tenaya Peak at Sunset.
Tenaya Peak and Tenaya Lake
Tenaya Peak and Tenaya Lake
Julia belaying me from about 3/4 of the way up
Julia belaying me from about 3/4 of the way up
reflection in lake
reflection in lake
Me on top of Tenaya with Half Dome in the background
Me on top of Tenaya with Half Dome in the backgrou...
Summit, Tenaya Peak
Summit, Tenaya Peak
Tenaya Peak, October 2006.
BETA PHOTO: Tenaya Peak, October 2006.
Snowy Tenaya Peak May 11, 2013 -- treacherous descent under these conditions!
Snowy Tenaya Peak May 11, 2013 -- treacherous desc...
NW Buttress as seen from the ridge at May Lake.
BETA PHOTO: NW Buttress as seen from the ridge at May Lake.
Great Summit
Great Summit
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